2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: 7 former Blackhawks advance to 2nd round

Tyler Motte scored four goals to help the Canucks eliminated the Blues in the first round.

After the dust settled on the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs only seven former Blackhawks remain and 14 were eliminated. Two of the six Chicagoland natives also made the second round, and three of the six Chicago Steel alums as well.


Blackhawks: Alec Regula (Steel)

Blues: MacKenzie MacEachern (Steel)

Canadiens: Phillip Danault, Dale Weise

Blue Jackets: Adam Clendening

Capitals: Michal Kempny, Richard Panik

Hurricanes: Anton Forsberg, Teuvo Teravainen, Trevor van Reimsdyk; Ryan Dzingel (Wheaton), Jaccob Slavin (Steel)

Coyotes: Vinnie Hinostroza (Bartlett), Niklas Hjalmarsson, Jordan Oesterle, Antti Raanta, Nick Schmaltz; Christian Dvorak (Palos), Christian Fischer (Chicago)

Flames: Erik Gustafsson

Oesterle led all the eliminated former Blackhawks players with four points (one goal, three assists). Teravainen had three (two goals, one assist) and Hinostroza had two assists. Danault (one goal) and Gustafsson and Hjalmarsson (one assist) each had one point. Raanta had a .714 save percentage in relief duty in two games.

Fischer had one assist.

Western Conference

Canucks (Tyler Motte)

Motte leads all former Hawks in the playoffs with four goals, with two each in Games 5 and 6 against the Blues. He scored a shorthanded goal to open the scoring and the game-winner in Game 5, then had two third-period goals in Game 6.

Motte will face another former Hawk in goaltender Robin Lehner in the next round.

Up next: Golden Knights

Stars (Stephen Johns)

Johns, a defenseman, has been unfit to play since he had one shot in 10:02 for Dallas during a 3-2 loss to Calgary in Game 1.

Fellow defenseman and Steel alum Jamie Oleksiak had an assist in Game 1 and a goal in Game 2 against the Flames.

J.T. Compher of Northbrook had four points (two goals, two assists), with goals in Games 1 and 5, for Colorado in the first round against Arizona.

Up next: Avalanche

Eastern Conference

Islanders (Andrew Ladd, Nick Leddy)

New York is the only remaining team with two former Hawks on its roster with Ladd and Leddy. Ladd is on the roster, but hasn’t played a game since March 10. Leddy, however, had three points (two goals, one assist) in the first round against Washington.

Up next: Flyers

Bruins (Joakim Nordstrom)

Nordstrom had one assist for Boston in the opening round against Carolina. Boston also has two Steel alums in John Moore of Winnetka and Dan Vladar. Neither one has played in the playoffs, but Vladar is now the backup goaltender after Tuukka Rask opted out for family reasons.

Up next: vs. Lightning

Lightning (Jan Rutta)

Rutta had one shot on goal in 16:58 against Boston during a qualifier game Aug. 5, but did not play in the first round against Columbus.